[Talk-nz] [nzopengis] Uber planning to explore and contribute to OpenStreetMap in New Zealand

suneel.kaw at uber.com suneel.kaw at uber.com
Tue Jun 5 11:42:36 UTC 2018

Hi Eliot,

Thanks for the response and I apologize for the delay in my response. I was
in the Mapbox Locate conference past few days and hence the delay in the
I'm working on finalizing the page and will have it up soon. Good
suggestion on NZ employees editing the data directly. More on that soon.
Happy to get on a phone call or Google hangout to chat more.


On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 2:11 PM, Eliot Blennerhassett <ewblen at gmail.com>

> Hello Suneel,
> On 30/05/18 04:45, 'Suneel Kaw`' via nzopengis wrote:
> > Hello New-Zealand OSM mappers,
> >
> > We at Uber are planning to explore and contribute to OpenStreetMap in
> > New Zealand. This project will be an internal analysis for evaluation
> > only. This project won't involve any public display of OSM data in any
> > Uber application or service.
> >
> > We do not plan to make any large-scale, machine generated edits for this
> > project. All edits will be made by a small team of individuals based in
> > Palo Alto, California, USA. The team will be using the available data
> > sources in the JOSM tool for their corrections and validations. We will
> > share the profiles of our editors on Uber’s OSM page soon.
> Page URL please :)
> > The edits
> > will be made according to the Organized Editing Best Practices and NZ
> > guidelines. In addition, Uber employees based in New Zealand will be
> > able to participate in this project by leveraging their local knowledge
> > to help identify data issues.
> Please ensure that your (NZ) employees know that they are free to edit
> OSM themselves directly on the web.  I.e. don't give the impression that
> it is a only specialised job done by a special team using a complicated
> tool.
> (whether they're allowed to do it on work time is a different issue)
> For this project, our team will focus on
> > adding and modifying the following OSM features:
> >
> >  1. Road network includes (Class, Turn restriction, Directionality etc)
> >  2. Display map features (Building Footprints, Parks, Airports etc.)
> >
> > Please feel free to reach out to us with feedback, questions, and
> > suggestions, either directly to me at suneel.kaw at uber.com or at
> > OSM at uber.com.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Suneel
> >
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